Continuum of Services for Students with Disabilities.
The Bozeman Public Schools special education program is designed to meet the needs of all students who have been identified with an educational disability. The main goal of the program is to provide for appropriate educational services, designed to allow individual students to grow as learners, and to prepare them for transition to life beyond K-12 education. The program is based on the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the spirit of which holds the ideal that:
"Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities."
During the 2008-2009 school year, the Bozeman Public Schools engaged in a community consensus project to help guide improvement within the special education department. As a district we are driven to “continuously build capacity to effectively serve the needs of students with disabilities in the Least Restrictive Environment (placement based on IEP, as close as possible to student’s home/attendance area school, considering all potential harmful effects).
Special education program offerings change along with the needs of the students served. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your child.
Director of Special Education